One of my favourites from high school days. Thought this week would be an appropriate time to share it. (No linked assignments, students, just enjoy!)
This is a concerto grosso from the baroque time period.
"The concerto grosso (Italian for big concert(o), plural concerti grossi) is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra (the ripieno or concerto grosso). This is in contrast to the solo concerto which features a single solo instrument with the melody line, accompanied by the orchestra." (Wikipedia)
The concertino is comprised of two violins and one cello.
Want to play or follow along? You can find the music here: